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The original mentor is a character in Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. When Odysseus, King of Ithaca, went to fight in the Trojan War, he entrusted the care of his kingdom to Mentor. Mentor served as the teacher and overseer of Odysseus’s son, Telemachus.
Merriam-Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary defines mentor as a trusted counselor or guide—a tutor or coach. Katherine Lewis, in Working Moms Advice from About.com, defines a mentor as “someone who … Read more.